Plates to Ease Poverty Event

Plates to Ease Poverty

Plates To Ease Poverty Dinner  

September 17, 2019
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
5:30 PM

Plates to Ease Poverty is Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada’s annual fundraiser which raises money to support ongoing services. Join our email list for all the latest news and updates. For more information on how to become an event sponsor, click here.

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Jennifer Hill
(775) 322-7073 ext. 220

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Plates To Ease Poverty Annual Dinner Event

Our annual Plates to Ease Poverty gala has been growing and changing for close to a decade. While our agency's history goes all the way back to 1941, Plates began just eight years ago. Believe it or not, our first fundraiser took place in the home of one of our most prominent board members, Nick Rossi. Guests recall an intimate gathering, with just a handful of local people in attendance, all of them with a common interest in fighting poverty. The original fundraiser was referred to as the Bishop's Dinner.

As the years went by, the event morphed into a much larger event known as the Bishop's Humanitarian Award Dinner, and it has traditionally hopped around from casino to casino each year. At every event, the Bishop honors a local person or group with his prestigious Humanitarian Award, which recognizes someone in the community who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to bettering the lives of people in our community who are homeless, hungry and poverty-stricken.

In 2013, the event was renamed Plates to Ease Poverty in order to better reflect the mission of Catholic Charities & The St. Vincent's Programs. The awards dinner and fundraiser is a special evening dedicated to focusing on the many ways in which we ease the pain of poverty in Northern Nevada, and the supporters who make that possible. We still present the annual Humanitarian Award to a deserving recipient.

Most importantly, Plates is just a really great party. Join us for dinner, drinks, a silent auction, a live presentation, and an exciting surprise entertainer. It's a night you won't soon forget.

Past Recipients of the Bishop's Humanitarian Award:

  • 2018: Sierra Meat and Seafood, The Scolari Family, Mary Weneta and Robert Gilmer, and The Klaich Family
  • 2017: Michael and Tammy Dermody, Keith and Brigid Pierce, & Nick and Debbie Rossi
  • 2016: Tom Dolan
  • 2015: Washoe County Social Services
  • 2014: Mayor Bob & Nancy Cashell
  • 2013: Nell J. Redfield Foundation
  • 2012: Mr. & Mrs. John Ascuaga
  • 2011: The Knights of Columbus
  • 2010: Jack Reviglio

For more information, please direct all questions to Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill
(775) 322-7073 ext. 220

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